Traditional oil painting techniques often begin with the artist sketching the subject onto the canvas with charcoal or thinned paint. A basic rule of oil paint application is ‘fat over lean’. This means that each additional layer of paint should contain more oil than the layer below to allow proper drying. If each additional layer contains less oil, the final painting will crack and peel. mostly oil paints are let to be dried for over a year.
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